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‘I didn’t know where to look for him’: ICE ships kids across the country to Pacific Northwest jails

  on August 3, 2019   in the-seattle-times   publication:

Last year, a North Carolina 17-year-old called his mom from jail. Victor had been charged with various crimes, including four counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle. But now the teen, brought to the

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Attorneys: Parents In Fragile State For Asylum Interviews

  on July 5, 2018   in the-seattle-times   publication:

LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) — Gabriel Canas, a bus driver from El Salvador who fled his homeland after members of MS-13 stormed his bus, did an initial screening interview for asylum under the worst circumstances.

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Attorneys: Parents in fragile state for asylum interviews

by Elliot Spagat and Emily Schmall   on July 4, 2018   in the-seattle-times   publication:

Gabriel Canas, a bus driver from El Salvador who fled his homeland after members of MS-13 stormed his bus, did an initial screening interview for asylum under the worst circumstances. He hadn’t spoken to his

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How Many Detainees At SeaTac Prison Are Separated From Children? Immigration Advocates Determined To Find Out

by Nina Shapiro   on June 11, 2018   in the-seattle-times   publication:

As Democrats in the U.S. Senate push a bill that would stop the federal government from separating families at the border, local advocates are trying to learn more about the roughly 200 people recently sent

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Scared, vulnerable kids migrating from Central America need more legal help

by The Editorial Board   on October 26, 2015   in the-seattle-times   publication:

Navigating the American court system without an attorney is hard. Imagine what it’s like for an immigrant child seeking refuge in the U.S. — alone.   HUNDREDS of immigrant children without their parents are seeking

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An unexpected activist for children in the immigration reform debate

by Blanca Torres   on December 4, 2014   in the-seattle-times   publication:

Sonia Nazario never expected anyone to call her an immigration activist. Journalists often avoid taking sides in the issues they cover. She won a Pulitzer Prize covering immigration and social issues for the Los Angeles

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Kids fleeing Central America and landing here need our help

by Sarah Stuteville   on June 20, 2014   in the-seattle-times   publication:

There’s been a wave of unaccompanied children from Central America slipping across the U.S.-Mexico border. You may have seen photos of those youngsters crammed into cells. Seattle is one of the cities where such children

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Microsoft set to help the littlest immigrants

by Lornet Turnbull   on October 17, 2008   in the-seattle-times   publication:

With some of the biggest legal heavy hitters in the country and Angelina Jolie as a spokesperson, Microsoft today launched a new initiative to provide free legal services to illegal-immigrant children facing possible deportation. Partnered

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